This weekend we did a couple of things, just because it was TIME.
First of all, remember this post about my hair? Yeah, well it was time to plunge into this. Yep, got it chopped. I was actually going more for this cut, but ended up with a much shorter version. The one thing Joel said was that he doesn't like it when the hair is right there curving into the chin. Now, he wouldn't balk at it if that's what I wanted, but I happened to not really want it quite that short. Well, we got it anyway. :) I'm totally fine with it though. Actually am kind of glad that it ended up this short...remember how I don't like the feel of it when it's touching my neck. It's fun and feels really good. Now, I got it done on Saturday, so I haven't even washed it yet (that will come tonight), so we'll see how it looks when I don't blowdry it and I don't have someone else to style it. :) But, still...I like it and am extremely glad to have it done.
The video below (after a few pics) is of the guy (Luciano) cutting my braid. I will be donating to Locks of Love. Grady, for the 24 hours leading up to this, was saying how he DID NOT want me to get my hair cut. Poor guy. He kept running his hands through my hair and talking about how pretty it was. :) But, he was good to go by the time we got to the salon. No biggie. I think he appreciated being included in the process though. By the way...I think that's why I ended up with a shorter cut than originally discussed. I think Luciano put the ponytail a little too high. But, I could care less...really. And just more hair for the Locks of Love people...he ended up cutting 12 inches off. Love it.
By the way, I am actually rarely on here in pictures. But, today...well, you'll see. :)
The long stuff.
The kids were kind of taking turns with the camera.
Me and Hadley had to make braids one last time. Then we just had some fun as you will see in the next few pics.
Like I said, everyone was taking turns with the camera. This was Eissa's turn. While someone else was taking the pictures, she had managed to get in the cabinet and unwrap some soap...then handed them to Hadley saying "here you go" when it was her turn with the camera.
Then Grady took the braids out and played with it some more. Seriously, I think he had a bit of a hard time with it. I did even contemplate not getting it done...I didn't want to traumatize him. :) But, in the end we talked it out and he was good to go.
A view of the length in the back.
Getting the braid all ready to cut.
What it looked like after the chop.
Cass, of course making friends.
Look at Grady in this picture.
Still keeping an eye on things. :)
The ladies there doing nails wanted to paint Hadley's nails while she waited for me...of course, she LOVED that.
And the finished product.
I told Joel, I look like a Q-tip in this picture. :) Ha ha ha.
You know how after a big haircut you go home and look in the mirror several times...putting your head this way and that...investigating what you got done? That's what this was...only I did it with the camera.
Then I had some help.
And today...I'm sure this will be the reality of everyday.
Back...somehow...always back. :)
The other thing that we did this weekend was FOOD. We gave Cass cereal for the first time. She is about 5 1/2 months now and it was time. She's been really eyeing our grub lately. I could also tell she just wasn't quite satisfied with "my milks" (as Hadley says) alone anymore. So...we plunged into that too.
Playing with big brother.
Me making the rice cereal. Thank goodness I have a Vita-Mix I can grind it with. They don't have rice cereal here...they have "cereal" but it is really just sugar in a can. So, I'll be making my own. We always make all our baby food anyway (fruits and veggies anyway)...now we'll just make the cereal too.
Grady happy with his food too. :)
Also last night. Every time the girls put on their clothes (esp. dresses), they have to go show Daddy. They twirl, of course.
And today...just because I haven't shown you yet. Cass got her first tooth on Fri., the 5th. Well, her second one (the front left bottom tooth) came in on the 10th.
JUST LOOK AT THAT CUTENESS!!!!
You can even see the teeth in this one.